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Archive for August, 2007

Yesterday A.H. Almaas mentioned that essential presence is what transforms the consciousness. One’s practice becomes how to stay in touch with essential presence and not about achieving any particular state of consciousnes. Almaas said that there are very few people who can actually live from, move from, and act in essential presence though many think […]

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Transformation

True understanding has to do with transformation. If there is no transformation at the moment of understanding, then there is no real understanding . – A.H. Almaas Last night, I heard A.H. Almaas give a talk on transformation. He began the talk by saying he had been wondering what was the most transformative experience in […]

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Out of Egypt

It is interesting to note that the Egyptians made a very elaborate science of collecting, storing, and discharging large amounts of static electricity. Supposedly, a concentrated, ionized “field” would enhance the “psychic ability” of their priests. An example of this technology is the ark of the covenant and tabernacle described in the book of exodus. […]

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Identity

Ultimately, the desire for meaning and significance is a search for identity. — A.H. Almaas

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Love is the dancing cry of the soul, calling the body to worship Like a shining whirlpool, or a spinning mayfly So is love among the skies. I leap across the mountaintops, madly singing the song of all songs I float through the ether, intoxicated, thrilled I think only of your love, your calling to […]

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Heart Space

I’m attending an intensive 10 day retreat on space/emptiness/absence. It is intense. Yesterday, we were exploring absence – non-being, the aspect of reality that underlies all manifestation of reality. There are many levels and gradations of space leading to the void, emptiness, sunyata and ultimately – absence. Last night, someone in a more social context said […]

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In the 1930s physicist Heinrich Schumann discovered a permanent standing wave in the atmosphere, resonating between the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere. This wave, known as the Schumann Resonance, Gaia’s brain wave” or simply the Earth Wave, is fed by lightning discharges and the planet’s internal electromagnetic activity. By a rather stunning coincidence, its frequency […]

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The Guest

Too dark the night    Too bright the sky To lean upon    The human eye   Eye sees this world    Eye says it’s so I fool myself   And claim to know   Know subtle truths    Know what’s most dear No words I mouth    The heart can hear   Hear gentle […]

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I want my space. You’re in my space. I’m spaced out, you’re spacey. And while I’m at it – give me some space. It appears space is important to us. In the West, the notion of personal space is important to people. The space we live in, the space around our body and our psychological space are some of […]

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Real or Surreal

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception  to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.   -Friedrich Nietzsche Everything leads us to believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imaginary, past and present, the communicable and the incommunicable, […]

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